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Community Protection Offender Register Tasmania

Updated on Dec 12, 2022 4 min read 513 views Copy Link

Michelle Makela

Published in Dec 21, 2015 Updated on Dec 12, 2022 4 min read 513 views

Community Protection Offender Register Tasmania

The Community Protection Offender Register in Tasmania is governed by the Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2005. The main purposes of the register are to reduce the chances a person will re-offend and aid the investigation of any future offences a person may commit. This page deals with the Community Protection Offender Register in Tasmania.  

Accessing the Register

Only authorised persons can access the Community Protection Offender Register in Tasmania. The information can be disclosed only if authorised by the Commissioner of police or when required by law.

Who must register on the Community Protection Offender Register?

A person who has been sentenced for a reportable offence, or who the court believes poses a risk of committing such an offence in the future, must register on the Community Protection Offender Register.

Reportable offences

There are three categories of reportable offences under the Act.

Class 1 offences

Class 1 offences include:

  • possession of, accessing, or trying to access, child abuse or exploitation material
  • showing a child obscene material
  • loitering near children
  • indecent exposure
  • assaulting a child with indecent intent.

Class 2 offences

Class 2 offences include:

  • making, reproducing, or distributing child exploitation material
  • sexual conduct with a child under 16 years
  • sexual intercourse with a child under 17 years
  • maintaining a sexual relationship with a child under 17 years
  • sexual intercourse with a mentally impaired person
  • allowing unlawful sexual intercourse to occur on the person’s property
  • indecent assault
  • incest
  • abduction
  • stalking.

Class 3 offences

Class 3 offences includs:

  • involving a child in the production of child exploitation material
  • inviting, procuring, or attempting to procure, a child for child exploitation material
  • procuring sexual intercourse with a child
  • inducing a child under 16 years to have sexual intercourse
  • aggravated sexual assault on a child
  • incest involving a child
  • rape
  • kidnapping and abduction, or harbouring an abducted child
  • stalking a child.

Reporting periods

The reporting period for the Community Protection Offender Register in Tasmania depends upon which offences, and how many offences, have been committed. The reporting periods that apply are listed below.

An offender must report for a period of eight years for a class one offence.

An offender must report for a period of 15 years for:

  • more than one class 1 offence
  • a class 2 offence
  • a class 3 offence.

An offender must report for life for:

  • two or more class 2 offences
  • two or more class 3 offences
  • one or more class 2 offences and one or more class 3 offences
  • offences of murder or manslaughter if committed with a class 1, 2 or 3 offence.

Details to be reported

An offender on the Community Protection Offender Register in Tasmania must report the following:

  • their name, including any other name they have used, and the period of time they used it
  • any application or proposed application to the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages to change any details
  • date of birth
  • all address/es at which they generally reside
  • the names and ages of any children who live at the same property, or with whom the offender has unsupervised contact
  • full details of any employment
  • details of involvement with any club or organisation with child members or participants
  • full details of any motor vehicle owned or driven
  • details of any permanent distinguishing marks or tattoos (including those that have been removed) and any surgery or procedure which has significantly altered their appearance
  • full details of any internet or carriage service used, or intended to be used
  • usernames and passwords for any email addresses, internet, chat room, instant messaging, or similar
  • full details of any other identity used, or intended to be used, on the internet or through any other electronic communication service, and the relevant passwords
  • details of convictions outside of Tasmania for a class 1, 2 or 3 offence, or for an offence that required them to report, including where the conviction occurred or the order was made
  • if they have been in custody since being sentenced, or if they have been released from custody in respect of a relevant offence, details of that custody.

Reporting obligations

An offender listed on the Community Protection Offender Register in Tasmania must report:

  • within seven days of the court making an order
  • if in custody, within seven days of release
  • if convicted interstate, within seven days of arriving in Tasmania if intending to stay for 14 days or more
  • if leaving Tasmania for seven days or more, at least seven days prior
  • if returning to Tasmania, within seven days of return
  • if there have been any changes to personal details, within seven days of those details changing.
  • Penalties

If the offender does not comply with their reporting obligations, they may be charged with an offence punishable by a fine of up to 100 penalty units, imprisonment for up to two years, or both.

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Published in

Dec 21, 2015

Michelle Makela

National Practice Manager

Michelle Makela is a Legal Practice Director at Go To Court Lawyers. She holds a Juris Doctor, a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Master of Criminology. She was admitted to practice in 2006. Michelle has over 15 years experience in the legal industry, working across commercial litigation, criminal law, family law and estate planning. 
Michelle Makela

Michelle Makela

National Practice Manager

Michelle Makela is a Legal Practice Director at Go To Court Lawyers. She holds a Juris Doctor, a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Master of Criminology. She was admitted to practice in 2006. Michelle has over 15 years experience in the legal industry, working across commercial litigation, criminal law, family law and estate planning. 

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